Coronavirus update for Victoria April 1, 2022

There are 310 cases of COVID-19 at Victoria Hospital – with 7 active cases in intensive care, including 3 on ventilators, and 5 additional resolved cases in intensive care.

6,127,362 doses of the vaccine were administered by services commissioned by the state of Victoria, including 2,857 administered at state-run centers yesterday.

65.7% of Victorians aged 18 and over have received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 94.3% of Victorians aged 12 and over received two doses.

10,424 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes:

  • 6,681 who tested positive on a rapid antigen test
  • 3,743 who returned a positive PCR test result.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of six deaths of people aged 30, 70, 80, 90 and 100. Three of the deaths reported today occurred within the past two days and two more deaths occurred within the past week. One of the deaths reported today occurred in mid-March.

This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the start of the pandemic to 2,749.

There are 61,308 active cases in Victoria.

Yesterday the 20 millionth PCR test was carried out in Victoria since the start of the pandemic. 22,934 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests carried out in Victoria since the start of the pandemic is 20,005,579.

Updates

winter dose

The Australian Immunization Technical Advisory Group (ATAGI) has recommended a winter dose of COVID-19 vaccine to increase protection for certain groups of people most at risk of severe illness from COVID-19. These groups are:

  • adults aged 65 and over
  • residents of aged care or disability care facilities
  • people aged 16 and over who are severely immunocompromised
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over.

Eligible individuals can receive their winter dose four months or more after receiving their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. Those who are severely immunocompromised and have received four doses should also receive a winter dose four months after their previous dose.

Winter doses are now available at all public vaccination centres. Eligible people can reserve their winter dose via the online vaccination booking portal

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